The aim of Advancing Quality (AQ) is to reduce unwarranted clinical variation in the care delivered to patients, helping care organisations to reduce avoidable hospitalisation, ill health, and premature death.
We use a reliable clinical data set to demonstrate what good practice looks like and gain consensus on care standards, providing a meaningful evidence base from which organisations can target areas for improvement.
Forums allow peers to come together supportively in the pursuit of best practice, sharing learnings and benchmarking performance. We embed learning solutions in to participating organisations and encourage the sharing of best practice to create a culture of continuous improvement.
Additionally, we can help to evaluate the impact of quality improvements enabling care organisations to evidence that they are delivering high quality care.
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Gain Consensus on Care Standards
Support and coaching to engage with relevant stakeholders, access to AQ's Clinical Expert Group, access to clinical expertise across the AQ regional network, access to the AQ web-based data collection tool (PIQS), support setting up CFA and internal AQ steering groups, and peer support from other AQ participants.
Identify Unwarranted Variation
Data quality and analytics support, access to PIQS to input clinical pathway data, national benchmarking and sharing of good practice, cross-organisational data driven identification of areas for improvement, independent data audit that can be used as part of governance processes, and a consistent methodological approach.
Improve Quality of Care
Quality improvement insights from the AQ regional network, coaching support for teams and individuals to develop capability, access to collaborative QI training, support to mobilise and collaborate with internal teams, support to develop evidence to demonstrate quality, and standardisation of clinical practice.
Learn and Share Best Practice
Support to capture and spread high quality, reliable clinical interventions, access to large scale regional webinars for each CFA, support to identify and develop case studies, support to share data in an accessible way, and opportunities to share best practice at AQ workshops.
Building capability to deliver personalised care and secure buy-in from disadvantage patient populations
The borough of Knowsley is the fifth most deprived in the country and suffers from marked health inequality. Employment opportunities and income are some of the lowest in any local authority district in England. The expected healthy life expectancy is 59.2 years for males and 58.8 years for females: 3 years below the national average for each.